University College Dublin, founded in 1854, is Ireland’s largest and most global University, with over 30,000 students drawn from over 120 different countries.The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years and it is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions world-wide. As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland; through the study and discussion of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation. The University also contributes globally through its research and teaching and through it's 224,000 alumni worldwide.
The City Futures IV Conference is being hosted by UCD’s School of Architecture Planning and Environmental Policy. It is the leading Planning and Architecture School in the Republic of Ireland and brings together a number of leading built and environmental disciplines namely Planning, Environmental Policy, Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
The UCD campus is located on a leafy site in south Dublin, 4 Km from Dublin City Centre, delegates can enjoy a relatively peaceful campus environment, surrounded by 8Km of woodland walks. UCD is well connected to Dublin City Centre along a quality bus corridor, so that Dublin’s sights and world famous cultural attractions are within easy reach. The Conference sessions will be held in the O’Brien Centre for Science, right at the centre of the campus.
The City: Dublin
Dublin is an exciting and dynamic European City, with a young and growing population. It is a city of contrasts, with Medieval and Georgian heritage sitting next to new tech hubs. We have classic Irish Pubs, cheek by jowl with modern café bars, offering an opportunity to hear renowned traditional Irish music or maybe sample some contemporary Irish rock. Dublin has culture in abundance not least the literary heritage of Jonathan Swift, Bram Stoker and James Joyce, and you can visit the Dublin Writer’s Museum, the Joyce Centre, or the hidden gem of Marsh’s Library where Swift wrote Gulliver’s Travels. Dublin is a busy, lively 24 hour city centre, but is surrounded by the wonderful Dublin Bay and the Dublin and Wicklow mountains. So whether you want to drink a pint of Guinness in a packed pub or go for a ramble along a pier and feed the seals you can do it Dublin has something for everyone!